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Playing Cards, 2016

Design And Decorative Arts

Set of two 54 poker decks. 

5.50 x 7.25 x 1.25 in

14.0 x 18.4 x 3.2 cm

Edition of 100
PRICE: $250
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    About The Work

    As an effort to bring art to wider audiences in the 1960s, Art in America commissioned Josef Albers (along with other influential artists like Robert Indiana and Jacob Lawrence) to design coins and decks of playing cards as part of an “Art for Everyday Living” feature. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s print curator at the time, A. Hyatt Mayor, spearheaded the project, and chose objects that “are modest and often disposable, [and thus] invite an artist to a recklessness of experiment that he might not dare in more formal work.”

    Now, 53 years later, Artspace and Art in America have teamed up to bring back Albers's lauded cards, produced in a premier-quality new edition. The double deck of cards feature two iconic designs, one in blue and one in red.

    About Josef Albers

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